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27th August, 2016 - 7:59 am
wireless rural broadband field mast

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Openreach (BT) engineers appear to have scored a small PR coup by connecting the CLA, which represents 33,000 rural land owners from across England and Wales and often campaigns for better rural broadband (partly by criticising BT’s effort), to their superfast broadband capable FTTC service.

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26th August, 2016 - 8:43 am
ee sim mobile broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

New and upgrading 4G customers of EE’s Pay Monthly mobile plans (both SIM-Only and those with a bundled iOS (Apple) or Android handset) will soon also be able to benefit from 6 months of free Apple Music membership. The service will of course also work on iPad, Apple TV, Mac and PC.

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25th August, 2016 - 10:10 am
united kingdom map

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.

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25th August, 2016 - 9:28 am
Cityfibre\'s Hull UK fibre optic broadband network map

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Cityfibre, which operates a number of ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across several cities in the United Kingdom, has today opened up their existing 62km long network in Hull (East Yorkshire) for use by local businesses.

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25th August, 2016 - 8:42 am
bt openreach logo uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

BTOpenreach has announced another round of Ethernet price reductions for their business customers and ISPs, which are due to come into effect on 1st October 2016 and will impact a number of their 100Mbps and 1Gbps speed connections.

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25th August, 2016 - 8:17 am
megamimo2_technology_demo

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Researchers working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a more efficient way of coordinating multiple wireless broadband routers at the same time by using their new MegaMIMO 2.0 technology, which could deliver three times faster WiFi speeds and double the range.

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25th August, 2016 - 7:14 am
Wireless network

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Patients, visitors and staff at three of Dorset’s (England) most important hospitals in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole should now be able to access a free WiFi wireless Internet service thanks to a joint effort by The Cloud (Sky), the Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Hospedia.

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24th August, 2016 - 3:09 pm
bt openreach fibre optic cable install

Author: Mark Jackson | 47 Comments

BT (Openreach) appears to have introduced a new twist on their existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which is now offering grants worth up to £20,000 to help rural and digitally isolated communities get a faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service installed.

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24th August, 2016 - 2:35 pm
bus_in_manchester

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Public bus transport in Manchester city centre is already quite well covered by free WiFi hotspots, but now Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has gone one further by deploying several “super” bus shelters that also offer free public WiFi connectivity and charging points for Smartphones.

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24th August, 2016 - 1:52 pm
wifi_wireless_signal

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin has won a contract from Hull City Council, which will require them to roll-out a new network of free public WiFi hotspots around most the city centre. The provider also hopes to target another 15-20 UK cities over the next three years, but there is a caveat.

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24th August, 2016 - 8:18 am
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

UK ISP BT has apologised after some of their fixed line Home Broadband customers, specifically those with one of the providers capped usage allowance packages (e.g. 12GB, 25GB and 45GB), were “accidentally charged … too much” for usage between 22nd and 30th June 2016.

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24th August, 2016 - 7:43 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

Last week (17th August) EE began informing their mobile customers via a text message that, for the first time in several years, they were about to significantly hike their standard out-of-bundle charges and this will be introduced from 28th September 2016.

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23rd August, 2016 - 1:43 pm
wessex_internet_wireless_mast

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Alternative network provider Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which offers a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based superfast broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has now covered 119 villages in the region.

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22nd August, 2016 - 3:56 pm
network connections

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The London Internet Exchange has criticised last week’s progress report on the roll-out of “superfast broadband” in Scotland (here), not least because of Audit Scotland‘s failure to fully reflect that LINX has already established an Internet Exchange in Scotland (IXScotland) and it needs support.

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